In an effort to expedite the check-in and triage process, Langone Medical Center in New York is phasing out insurance cards and replacing them with vein scanners capable of detecting the unique pattern of your palm.
Patients can forget about filling out forms or waiting for nurses to determine the legitimacy of your insurance info. Instead, new vein scanners from Fujitsu will identify the layout of your hand's blood vessels, save the configuration as a numeric code and attach it to your medical record. Fortunately for those with privacy concerns, the image isn't saved permanently, so the government won't have access to your precious hand pattern.
Simple clerical mistakes cost us about 100,000 lives each year and more than $20 billion in hospital expenses. Not only will these new vein scanners promote efficiency, they'll help avoid dangerous errors. Heck, you don't even have to be conscious for these things to work! Take about a speedy check-in.
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